How Industrial Scanning Made Reverse Engineering Easier
America’s days as a manufacturing power are returning. The U.S. is on track to produce 150% as many light vehicles in 2018 as it did in 2011, and American purchasing of vehicles has gone up in the last several years. Many U.S. companies are moving their industrial activities back home, having realized that America’s workers are ready to meet the challenge of the globalized economy head-on. In the face of the realization that other nations will always be able to work cheaper at simple tasks, America is specializing in advanced, innovative industrial research and production– the kind that produced centuries of American innovation in fields ranging from military technology to the Internet. Industrialized computed tomography scanning is one such innovation.
Industrial CT scanning inspection, as it is often known, works as follows. Using industrial x-ray inspection, one can analyze an object and gain a working computerized model of that object, inside and out. This use of 3d imaging allows 3d scanning companies to perform assembly analysis and composite analysis on objects, which reduces the cost of new product inspection and failure analysis.
This technology has particular implications for those performing reverse engineering services. Reverse engineering services were previously limited to what one could understand by disassembling an object as far as one could, reassembling it, and trying to imagine how all the pieces worked together. Using industrial computed tomography equipment, one can now visually see all the component parts of an object, which is a huge asset to reverse engineering services everywhere, as it gives such service providers a chance to perform NDT testing (non destructive testing) in a situation that traditionally required extensive tampering with the object to be analyzed.
Industrial scanning also has applications in the medical field, particularly in industrial radiography and x-ray computed tomography, where doctors can gain scans of bodies and make assessments based on the visual data. Industrial CT scanning services have also aided engineers doing wall thickness analysis and porosity measurement, reverse engineering companies seeking to replicate or research how an object works, and many more.
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